COVENT-Tester (COVID-19 VENTilator Tester) is a low-cost and open source ventilator tester developed to calibrate the output of medical ventilators, including tidal volume, inspiratory pressure, and oxygen concentration. Currently, there are several open-source ventilator testers, however, existing open-source ventilator testers are unable to measure oxygen concentration. Conversely, commercial ventilator testers with the capacity to measure tidal volume, inspiratory pressure, and oxygen concentration, are very costly. The COVENT-Tester was therefore designed to be low-cost, by using Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components, to assist the open source community for rapidly manufactured pandemic ventilators. In addition, the COVENT-Tester measurement's validation results show the tester has good accuracy.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|
- 3-D print
- Medical hardware
- Open source
- Ventilator tester